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Dana Sweeney


Dana Sweeney is an organizer at the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. He recently completed a Puffin Democracy Fellowship through The Andrew Goodman Foundation and produced new research on the impact of Alabama's 2017 Moral Turpitude Act and the persistence of felony debt disenfranchisement in Alabama.

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A poll tax by any other name

July 9, 2020 - States across the country require people with felony convictions to purchase their voting rights back if they ever want to cast a ballot again. It is a mechanism that felony disenfranchisement schemes increasingly rely upon, and it marks a return to the sordid tactics of Jim Crow.